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Case Conference Screw Retention vs. Cement Retention with Dr. Effie Habsha

Dr. Effie (Effrat) Habsha comes back with a new case conference. If you have any questions, Dr. Habsha has kindly agreed to provide brief responses. Email Dr. Habsha at ehabsha@buildyoursmile.com Highlights In this short case presentation, Dr. Habsha discusses a situation that clinicians may encounter when following patients who have had implant restorations. Final implant restorations are either screw-retained or cement-retained. This case relates to a patient who presented with a loose cement-retained crown.    

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Bridge to Health: Dentists making a Difference in Uganda

Drs. Izchak Barzilay, Elahe Behrooz, and Courtney David spoke with Dr. Chiraz Guessaier about their recent trip to Uganda within the Bridge to Health program.  Excerpt from the University of Toronto Dentistry Magazine (Summer/Fall 2016): It was during his second trip to the African nation that Barzilay decided he wanted to do more than extract teeth – he wanted to create a field denture program, shifting the health care priority from straight5 triage to recovery. And he wanted to bring students from the school along to learn and help. Under this new initiative, the 12-person team made fit thermoplastic dentures each ...

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Successful treatment of generalized refractory chronic periodontitis through discontinuation of waxed or coated dental floss use

Drs. Anastasia Kelekis-Cholakis and John B. Perry from the University of Manitoba spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about a recent article they published in the Journal of the American Dental Association: Successful treatment of generalized refractory chronic periodontitis through discontinuation of waxed or coated dental floss use: A report of 4 cases.  Dr. Anastasia Kelekis-Cholakis is associate professor, the division head, and the postgraduate program director of periodontics, Department of Dental Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences, College of Dentistry, University of Manitoba. (Bio at the end of this post) Dr. John B. Perry is an associate professor and the division head of oral pathology, Department of ...

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Practical How To: ACTIVA™ BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE™ Composite

This post was prepared in collaboration with Pulpdent On an experimental basis, we have asked a limited number of companies to provide us with practical “How To” answers to clinical questions. We were prompted to conduct this experiment when dental team members told us that they visit company websites and consult company representatives for practical clinical information. We look forward to receiving your feedback on this experiment. In 2013, Pulpdent launched ACTIVA BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE, the first esthetic, bioactive restorative material to infiltrate and integrate with tooth structure and mimic the physical and chemical properties of teeth. This bioactive material stimulates apatite-formation at ...

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Challenging historical dogma: should you really have epinephrine autoinjectors in your emergency kit?

Dr. Mark Donaldson, Senior Executive Director Pharmacy Advisory Solutions for Vizient, is the author of an article that was published in General Dentistry: Challenging historical dogma: should you really have epinephrine autoinjectors in your emergency kit? (November 2016). He spoke with Dr. Chiraz Guessaier about issues related to autoinjectors and the essentials of the dental emergency kit. Read the full article (PDF) Highlights Hospitals, clinics, emergency responders, and even dental offices are beginning to question the historical dogma: Are epinephrine autoinjectors truly essential in emergency kits? There is general agreement among oral healthcare practitioners as to the essential medications in emergency medical ...

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Change for the Better: Introducing Mandatory Brushing in Public Schools in Mexico City

Dr. John O’Keefe spoke with Dr. Jaime Edelson, FDI Council Member and general dentist in Mexico City, who made a change for the better in public dentistry for school children: introducing mandatory brushing in public schools in Mexico City.  Highlights As a continuation of his work with FDI, Dr. Edelson was instrumental in introducing a public health measure to improve the health of kindergarten and primary school children. Public schools in Mexico City have adopted a new mandatory tooth brushing program which will be supervised by teachers in the hopes of reducing the prevalence of dental decay. In Mexico City, ...

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Who is the iDentist and are you one?

Timothy Brown returns to speak with Dr. Suham Alexander about two different dental practice owners. The changing landscape in the dental industry also brings about changes in how dentist owners view their dental practices. Highlights iDentist, is a trademarked concept which refers to the dentist as an “investor” dentist with a very entrepreneurial outlook on the business. These dentists, alone or in partnership, accumulate multiple practices and thrive on growing their businesses. In general, these dentists tend to have spontaneous, ambitious, energetic and dynamic personalities. In contrast, “I, the dentist” is a dentist who prefers to operate his/her solo practice. This owner enjoys ...

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CE Showcase: Dementia – Best Clinical Practices for Health Care Professionals

Ms. Yvonne Poulin, Registered Massage Therapist and Elder Planning Counsellor, spoke with Dr. Chiraz Guessaier about the course she is offering to dental teams about dementia and its relevance to dentistry. The course is titled: Best clinical practices for health care professionals. To contact Yvonne, please email her at: info@dementiacareexpert.com Course website: courses.dementiacareexpert.com Review the Course Syllabus    

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